About the Service
Every Trademark Registry is following the common International NICE Classification. As per NICE Classification, there are totally 45 Classes. Each business is listed under separate classes. Before registering a trademark one must identify the goods or services for which a trademark is going to be used.
Classifications : When filing Trademark Application, one must properly describe the Class as well as mention the brief description about the goods or service for which mark is used for.
Goods: Class 1 to 34 deals
Service: Class 35 to 45 deals
Classifications of Trademark
The entire manufacturing activity has been divided into 34 different Classifications. while choosing the category, we need to pick the appropriate class. Few of the examples are given below:
Food Products: Very generic in related to Trademark. The word food falls under 4 categories. Class 5:Food supplements, Class 29:process meat, Class 30:rice & Class 31:un-processed food grains.
Clothing: Again this product related to clothing deals with the various types of classes. The Class 24 deals with the dress material and the Class 25 deals with the readymade dresses.
Medical goods: The Pharma is again booming as the huge industry which is covered under the Class 5 which is mentioned as medicinal preparation. The Class 10 deals with the medical equipments.
B. Service Provider
Service Provider means people who carryout certain activity other than manufacturing. The service provider categorty is divided into 11 different classes, Class 35 to 45. Which we shall discuss in detail at a later point of time. Previously only 42 classes were there but Class 42 was sub-divided into 4 different classes, Class 42 to 45.
Classification in Detail
Class 1: Chemical Products – Chemicals used in industry, science and photography, as well as in agriculture, horticulture and forestry; unprocessed artificial resins; unprocessed plastics; manures; fire extinguishing compositions; tempering and soldering preparations; chemical substances for preserving foodstuffs; tanning substances; adhesives used in industry.
Class 2: Paint Products – Paints, varnishes, lacquers; preservatives against rust and against deterioration of wood; colorants; mordants; raw natural resins; metals in foil and powder form for painters, decorators, printers and artists.
Class 3: Cosmetics and Cleaning Products – Bleaching preparations and other substances for laundry use; cleaning, polishing, scouring and abrasive preparations; soaps; perfumery, essential oils, cosmetics, hair lotions; dentifrices.
Class 4: Lubricant and Fuel Products – Industrial oils and greases; lubricants; dust absorbing, wetting and binding compositions; fuels (including motor spirit) and illuminants; candles and wicks for lighting.
Class 5: Pharmaceutical Products – Pharmaceutical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes; dietetic substances adapted for medical use, food for babies; plasters, materials for dressings; material for stopping teeth, dental wax; disinfectants; preparations for destroying vermin; fungicides, herbicides.
Class 6: Metal Products – Common metals and their alloys; metal building materials; transportable buildings of metal; materials of metal for railway tracks; nonelectric cables and wires of common metal; ironmongery, small items of metal hardware; pipes and tubes of metal; safes; goods of common metal not included in other classes; ores.
Class 7: Machinery Products – Machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated; incubators for eggs.
Class 8: Hand Tool Products – Hand tools and implements (hand-operated); cutlery; side arms; razors.
Class 9: Computer and Software Products and Electrical and Scientific Products – Scientific, nautical, surveying, photographic, cinematographic, optical, weighing, measuring, signalling, checking (supervision), life-saving and teaching apparatus and instruments; apparatus and instruments for conducting, switching, transforming, accumulating, regulating or controlling electricity; apparatus for recording, transmission or reproduction of sound or images; magnetic data carriers, recording discs; automatic vending machines and mechanisms for coin operated apparatus; cash registers, calculating machines, data processing equipment and computers; fire extinguishing apparatus.
Class 10: Medical Instrument Products – Surgical, medical, dental, and veterinary apparatus and instruments, artificial limbs, eyes, and teeth; orthopedic articles; suture materials.
Class 11: Environmental Control Instrument Products (lighting, heating, cooling, cooking) – Apparatus for lighting, heating, steam generating, cooking, refrigerating, drying, ventilating, water supply, and sanitary purposes.
Class 12: Vehicles and Products for locomotion by land, air or water – Vehicles; apparatus for locomotion by land, air, or water.
Class 13: Firearm Products – Firearms; ammunition and projectiles; explosives; fireworks.
Class 14: Jewelry Products – Precious metals and their alloys and goods in precious metals or coated therewith, not included in other classes; jewelry, precious stones; horological and chronometric instruments.
Class 15: Musical Instrument Products – Musical instruments
Class 16: Paper and Printed Material Products – Paper, cardboard and goods made from these materials, not included in other classes; printed matter; bookbinding material; photographs; stationery; adhesives for stationery or household purposes; artists’ materials; paint brushes; typewriters and office requisites (except furniture); instructional and teaching material (except apparatus); plastic materials for packaging (not included in other classes); printers’ type; printing blocks.